Bds

Trudeau Is Correct In His Condemnation Of BDS

Jake Beaumont | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Jake Beaumont

In overwhelmingly condemning BDS in the House of Commons recently, Canadian parliamentarians have greatly advanced the prospects for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The BDS movement singles out Israel for exclusive censure encouraging boycotts of Israeli goods, which produces an outcome that also harms Palestinians, as their economy is closely intertwined with Israel's.

Dear Justin Trudeau: Don't Buy Into Israeli Exceptionalism

Michelle Weinroth | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Michelle Weinroth

We ask you to resist the false alarm that your Zionist friends sound when they cry "anti-Semitism!" as the proverbial boy might cry "wolf!" For those who do so are robbing a horrendous historic episode of its gravity, confusing legitimate dissent with genocide. Criticism is not Kristallnacht; challenges to the occupation are not the gas chambers. The distinction is crucial.

Truth vs. Myth In The BDS Movement

Shimon Koffler Fogel | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Shimon Koffler Fogel

In a disingenuous ploy to gain acceptance and support in the West, many proponents of BDS typically claim that their movement is simply about promoting the "fundamental rights" of Palestinians in accordance with "international law." This means, foremost, pressuring Israel to end "its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands" and allowing "the rights of the Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties [in Israel] as stipulated in UN resolution 194."

The BDS Crackdown Is Dangerous For Democracy

Kyle G. Brown | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Kyle G. Brown

We have every right to ignore the BDS campaign -- as most of us do. But if we are not going to help Palestinians, the least we can do is allow for peaceful protest and grassroots organisation. We must break from the all too common policy of protecting the strong while denigrating the weak.

Why You Should Plan Now For Extreme Winter Weather

Leah Morrigan | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada
Leah Morrigan

I know extreme winter weather because I'm from Saskatchewan. Smart prairie drivers keep an emergency kit in the trunk of their car for winter driving because they know that if anything goes wrong out on a desolate highway, they could easily perish in the cold if they don't have proper supplies.

When Criticism of Israel Becomes Anti-Semitism

Mike Fegelman | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Mike Fegelman

No country should be beyond legitimate criticism and all should be measured against the same yardstick, but when you single out one country over all others, namely Israel, and hold it to a unique standard and put it on the receiving end of exclusive censure, it's anti-Semitism, plain and simple.

BLOG: Senators, Canadians Want You to Defeat Bill-C51

Corey Levine | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Corey Levine

Undecided or Undeclared Senators, thanks to the campaign #StopC51, I know your names. And while there are simply too many of you to list, you know who you are. You may be wondering what caused this monumental shift in Canadian public opinion in just a few short months.

Feds Cite Hate Crime Laws When Asked About Israel Boycotters

CBC | Neil Macdonald, CBC News | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Politics

The Harper government is signalling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel. Such...

Deconstructing Oxfam's Israel Hysteria

Avi Benlolo | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada
Avi Benlolo

Criticism of Israel by organizations like Oxfam has reached a fevered pitch; the unparalleled hysteria is all the more apparent when cross-referenced with truly horrific and tragic world events which fail to garner similar attention. The irrational intent of this anti-Israel mania undermines humanitarian and peacemaking objectives.

John Greyson -- The Man Syria Needs and Gaza Doesn't

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

Professor Greyson and Tarik Loubani, an emergency doctor from London, Ont., went to Egypt despite the unrest. They seemed not to know about the animosity between Egypt and Gaza, between the Egyptians and Hamas. Now, we Canadians will have to get him out of jail where he has been incarcerated since August 26.

The Group Scaring Celebs Away From Israel

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Diane Weber Bederman

It's time Canadians are made aware of the tactics of intimidation employed by the BDS movement so that they understand that many celebrities who cancel events in Israel are not doing so for political reasons but rather out of concern for their lives -- personally and professionally.

In Defense of Judith Butler

Darin Barney | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Living
Darin Barney

It is doubtful those who have denounced Butler so aggressively, and have protested against her honorary McGill degree so vehemently, have ever read a single piece of her scholarly work, or heard or read any of the published material in which she actually discusses her views on BDS and Israel.

Part Two: Post-Modern Sounds of Anti-Semitism

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

This is the sound of anti-semitism. It knows no boundaries. The sound travels through time, crosses generations, gender, religion, race, culture, ethn...

I am a Zionist. And I am a Palestinian Nationalist.

Mira Sucharov | Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada
Mira Sucharov

Today I declare to the Twitterati and the literati -- and everyone else -- that everyone should be a Zionist. But that's not all. Everyone should also be a Palestinian nationalist.